What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?

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What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? est un chant de marins en langue anglaise sur un air traditionnel irlandais, repris et popularisé par un très grand nombre d'artistes, parmi lesquels Stan Hugill, Ferre Grignard, Noir Désir, Saltatio Mortis, ou encore Freddie McKay.

Il porte également le titre de Drunken Sailor.

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Original Traduction

Intro

What'll we do with a drunken sailor,
What'll we do with a drunken sailor,
What'll we do with a drunken sailor,
Early in the morning

Refrain :

[Hoo–ray/Wey–hey/Heave-ho] and up she rises, (3×)
Early in the morning


Couplets possibles :

1. Sling him in the long boat till he's sober,(3×)
2. Keep him there and make 'im bale 'er.(3×)
3. Pull out the plug and wet him all over,(3×)
4. Take 'im and shake 'im, try an' wake 'im.(3×)
5. Trice him up in a runnin' bowline.(3×)
6. Give 'im a taste of the bosun's rope-end.(3×)
7. Give 'im a dose of salt and water.(3×)
8. Stick on 'is back a mustard plaster.(3×)
9. Shave his belly/head/legs/balls with a rusty razor, (3×)
10. Send him up the crow's nest till he falls down,(3×)
11. Tie him to the taffrail when she's yardarm under,(3×)
12. Put him in the scuppers with a hose-pipe on him.(3×)
13. Soak 'im in oil till he sprouts flippers.(3×)
14. Put him in the guard room till he's sober.(3×)
15. Put him in bed with the captain's daughter*).(3×)
16. Take the Baby and call it Bo'sun.(3×)
17. Turn him over and drive him windward.(3×)
18. Put him in the scuffs until the horse bites on him.(3×)
19. Heave him by the leg and with a rung console him.(3×)
20. That's what we'll do with the drunken sailor.(3×)

Outro

That’s what we’ll do with a drunken sailor, (3×)
Early in the morning.

Intro

Que faire d'un marin ivre, (3x)


Tôt le matin

Refrain

[Hoo–ray/Wey–hey/Heave-ho] et elle se lève, (3×) (c'est l'ancre qui se lève sur l'action des marins virant au cabestan (guindeau)
drunken sailor est une chanson à virer-chanson de travail-)

Tôt le matin

Couplets possibles :

















1. Le lancer dans l'canoë jusqu'à c'qu'il dessaoule (3x)

C'est ce qu'on fait d'un marin ivre, (3x)

Tôt le matin.